2006- 2007 Ethics Program Speaker Series
"Is Nature Ours? A Jewish-Christian Dialogue"
The 2006-2007 Ethics Program Speaker Series concludes on April 17 with a dialogue between Hillel Norry, a Rabbi at Congregation Shearith Israel (a conservative, egalitarian congregation in Atlanta) and Mark Douglas, an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary. They will discuss what they see their religions suggest about the proper relationship between human beings and the rest of creation. The Hebrew and Christian Bibles' views about our relationship to other species, and our responsibilities to future generations will also be included.
In conjunction with this event, we have compiled a bibliography consisting of books and journal articles on Jewish and Christian views on the environment and environmental ethics.
Barbour, Ian G. Ethics in an age of technology, San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993. BJ59 .B37
Barkey, Michael B. Environmental stewardship in the Judeo-Christian tradition: Jewish, Catholic and Protestant wisdom on the environment, Washington, DC: Interfaith Council for Environmental Stewardship; Grand Rapids, MI: Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, 2000. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Barnes, Michael Horace. An ecology of the spirit: religious reflection and environmental consciousness, Lanham, Md.: University Press of America: College Theology Society, 1994. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Bernstein, Ellen. Ecology & the Jewish spirit: where nature and the sacred meet, Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Pub., c1998. BM538.H85 E36
Bowman, Douglas C. Beyond the modern mind: the spiritual and ethical challenge of the environmental crisis, New York: Pilgrim Press, 1990. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Coward, Harold G. Population, consumption, and the environment
religious and secular responses, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1995. Available through NetLibrary.
Deane-Drummond, Celia. The ethics of nature, Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2004. BT695.5 .D373
Douglas, Mark. The passions of the reviewers; or, why liberals are right for the wrong reasons and conservatives are wrong for the right reasons, in Beal, Timothy K. & Linafelt, Tod. Mel Gibson's Bible: religion, popular culture, and The Passion of the Christ, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Douglas, Mark. Resistance, affirmation, and the sovereignty of God, in Stone, Ronald H. & Stivers, Robert L. Resistance and theological ethics, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Gerstenfeld, Manfred. Judaism and the environment, Jerusalem: Institute of the World Jewish Congress, 2001. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Gustafson, James M. A sense of the divine: the natural environment from a theocentric perspective, Edinburgh : T&T Clark, 1994. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Kinsley, David R. Ecology and religion: ecological spirituality in cross-cultural perspective, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1995. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Hallman, David G. Ecotheology: voices from South and North, Geneva, Switzerland: WCC Publications; Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1994. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Hargrove, Eugene C. Religion and environmental crisis, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1986. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Hessel, Dieter T. & Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Christianity and ecology: seeking the well-being of earth and humans, Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, c2000. BT695.5 .C49
Land, Richard D. & Moore, Louis. The earth is the Lord's: Christians and the environment, Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman Press, 1992. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
MacKinnon, Mary Heather & McIntyre, Moni. Readings in ecology and feminist theology, Kansas City: Sheed & Ward, 1995. HQ1233 .R43
Maguire, Daniel C. & Rasmussen, Larry L. Ethics for a small planet: new horizons on population, consumption, and ecology [electronic resource], Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1998. BT695.5 .M34 1997eb
Martin-Schramm, James B. & Stivers, Robert L. Christian environmental ethics: a case method approach, Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2003. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Northcott, Michael S. The environment and Christian ethics, Cambridge [England]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Rasmussen, Larry L. Earth community earth ethics, Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, c1996. BT695.5 .R37
Rowthorn, Anne W. Caring for creation: toward an ethic of responsibility, Wilton, Conn.: Morehouse, 1989. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Tirosh-Samuelson, Hava. Judaism and ecology: created world and revealed word, Cambridge, Mass: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, 2002. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Tucker, Mary Evelyn & Grim, Jon. Worldviews and ecology, Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press, 1993. QH541 .W6
Van Dyke, Fred. Redeeming creation: the Biblical basis for environmental stewardship, Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1996, 1994. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Wallace, Mark I. Finding God in the singing river: Christianity, spirit, nature, Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, c2005. BT695.5 .W344
Yaffe, Martin D. Judaism and environmental ethics: a reader, Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, c2001. BM538.H85 J86
Journal and Popular Press Articles
Andiñach, Pablo R. In defence of life. Studies in World Christianity, 2002, 8 (2)
Attfield, Robin. Christian attitudes to nature. Journal of the History of Ideas, (Jul.- Sep.1983), 44 (3)
Bernstein, Jeremy. 'One, walking and studying...': nature vs. torah. Judaism, Spring95, 44 (2)
Boyd, Heather Hartwig. Christianity and the environment in the American public. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Mar99, 38 (1)
Dyrness, W.A. Are we our planet's keeper? Christianity Today, 4/8/91, 35 (4)
Eckberg, Douglas Lee & Blocker, T. Jean. Christianity, environmentalism, and the theoretical problem of fundamentalism. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Dec96, 35 (4)
Frame, Randy. 150 sign `Care of Creation.' Christianity Today, 4/4/94, 38 (4)
Hand, Carl M. & Van Liere, Kent D. Religion, mastery-over-nature, and environmental concern. Social Forces, Dec.1984, 63 (2)
Katz, Eric. Nature's healing power, the Holocaust and the environmental crisis. Judaism, Winter97, 46 (1)
Kay, Jeanne. Human dominion over nature in the Hebrew Bible. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Jun. 1989, 79 (2)
Kearns, Laurel. Saving the creation: Christian environmentalism in the United States. Sociology of Religion, Spring 1996, 57 (1)
Kopstein, Patricia & Salinger, Jim. The ecocentric challenge: climate change and the Jewish tradition. Ecotheology: Journal of Religion, Nature & the Environment, Jul2001-Jan2002, 6 (1/2)
Nash, James A. Toward the ecological reformation of Christianity. Interpretation, Richmond: Jan 1996. 50 (1)
Neff, David. Eco-myths.Don't believe everything you hear about the church and the environmental crisis. Christianity Today, 4/4/94, 38 (4)
Peterson, Kelly. Facing an environmental crisis. Judaism, Winter2002, 51 (1)
Schwartz, Eilon. Judaism and nature: theological and moral issues to consider while renegotiating a Jewish relationship to the natural world. Judaism, Fall95, 44 (4)
Shaiko, Ronald G. Religion, politics, and environmental concern: a powerful mix of passions. Social Science Quarterly, Jun1987, 68 (2)
Silvius, John E. Bald eagles and babies. Christianity Today, 06/11/2001, 45 (8)
Sutterfield, Ragan. Imaging a different way to live. Christianity Today, Nov2006, 50 (11)
Vogel, David. How green is Judaism? Exploring Jewish environmental ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly, Apr2001, 11 (2)
Wallace, Mark I. The green face of God: Christianity in an age of ecocide. Cross Currents, Fall2000, 50 (3)
Wilkinson, Loren. How Christian is the green agenda? (cover story). Christianity Today, 1/11/93, 37 (1)
Meet Dr. Mark Douglas - http://www.ctsnet.edu/glance/directories/faculty_info.asp?FID=95
Meet Rabbi Hillel Norry - http://www.shearithisrael.com/mc/page.do?sitePageId=128055-2006 E